category: american

Understanding Medium: Word, Image, Media in Nineteenth-Century America, SEA @ c19 (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher J. Lukasik / Purdue University
contact email: 
clukasik@purdue.edu

Understanding Medium: Word, Image, Media in Nineteenth-Century America, @ c19, the Conference of the Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[Update] “Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon”

full name / name of organization: 
Scott McClintock/National University
contact email: 
smcclintock@nu.edu

“Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon”

Panel to Be Held at the American Literature Association Symposium, “Mysterious America: Crime Fiction

[UPDATE] American Frontiers: British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies / University of Birmingham
contact email: 
American.Frontiers@gmail.com

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

A(r)mor amoris: Modernist Cummings, Sex(t)uality, and Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/20/11; Louisville, 2/23/12-2/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

Imagining New Lives, Imaging New Relationships in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen McCarthy/South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
maureentmccarthy@gmail.com

This session seeks to explore representations in poetry, prose, and discourse that reflect changes in nineteenth-century American society--not just what was happening but what was possible.

Commons: Shared Resources and Collective Activity in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies / April 20th-21st

full name / name of organization: 
The Group for the Study of Early Cultures / University of California, Irvine
contact email: 
early.cultures.conference@gmail.com

Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference for the Group for the Study of Early Cultures
The University of California, Irvine

Friday and Saturday, April 20 – 21, 2012

[UPDATE] Modified and Definite Dates for the V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexcio, March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Congress
contact email: 
coloquio_gotico@hotmail.com

V International Gothic Congress

‘Gothic Plurality’

Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Ken Dvorak, PhD
contact email: 
krdvorak@nnmc.edu

We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk.

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization:

Call For Submissions: Literary Journal Accepting Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction for Publication

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com) is now accepting general submissions under the categories of Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote speaker TBA shortly.

“‘They’re not like us,’ and for that reason deserve to be ruled.”

Pursuing the Trivial - Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
University of Vienna, Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012

MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St.

update

full name / name of organization: 
Ogaga Okuyade, College of Education Warri, Nigeria
contact email: 
gagokus@yahoo.com

Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and fi

Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

"Transatlantic Fictions" (Sept. 15, 2011; ASECS March 22-25, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz, Harvard University
contact email: 
mganz@fas.harvard.edu

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
San Antonio, TX
March 22-25, 2012

Queer Gilman @ c19, the Conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Sari Edelstein and Peter Betjemann
contact email: 
sedelste@skidmore.edu and Peter.Betjemann@oregonstate.edu

CFP: Queer Gilman

(Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature

full name / name of organization: 
North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012
contact email: 
mordecai@english.umass.edu

This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature.

Call for Creative Submission for SAMLA (November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Komal Patel (Kennesaw State University)
contact email: 
kpatel42@kennesaw.edu

This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Neziri/ Fordham University
contact email: 
jill.neziri@gmail.com

As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Essais
contact email: 
essais.uvu@gmail.com

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[Update] The Aesthetic of Renewal

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
cras@carleton.ca

CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women’s lynching narratives.

Terrence Malick, Tree of Life, and the Malickian Style (SCMS deadline 8/15; 3/21-5/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic /Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

SCMS CFP: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life, and the Malickian Style

SCMS Annual Conference 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
March 21-25, 2012

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (August 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Tresca
contact email: 
dontresca@yahoo.com

Rodopi Press Amsterdam / Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies entitled Dialogue under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer.

NeMLA Conference, March 2012: The Role of the African-American Body in Twentieth-Century American Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Jenna Clark Embrey, ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University
contact email: 
jennaclarkembrey@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years?

No Man Left Behind: Homosocial Masculine Obligations in American War Literature (3/15-3/18/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lisa.day@eku.edu

When a man is left behind after battle—captured, killed in action, injured beyond help—the burden of his life lies heavy on his former comrades, who carry post-war survivor trauma.

Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963: Crossroads of the Canadian Avant-Garde

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Beardsworth
contact email: 
adam.beardsworth@algomau.ca; Thackray@swgc.ca

Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963: Crossroads of the Canadian Avant-Garde
Marc Thackray and Adam Beardsworth, Editors

Moral Panics of Sexuality Conference Oct. 7th (Deadline July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
moralpanics@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Moral Panics of Sexuality

Conference at Arizona State University
West Campus
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, October 7, 2011

Audre Lorde’s Transatlantic Sisterhoods VOLUME OF ESSAYS

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Stella Bolaki and Prof. Sabine Broeck
contact email: 
audrelorde.collection@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS for edited volume on Audre Lorde

Literature and Feeling Sept 30-Oct 1, 2011 Utica College Utica, NY

full name / name of organization: 
New York College English Association
contact email: 
jscannell@utica.edu

The Fall 2011 NYCEA conference will be hosted by Utica College, Utica, NY on September 30th and Oct 1st.

[UPDATE] Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/15/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Date: September 23-24 2011
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century (NeMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while

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